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March 31, 2017

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PSA to boost UK presence in the event of a ‘hard Brexit'

March 08, 2017


UK sales flat despite upcoming road tax hike, diesel demand plummets

March 08, 2017

UK new car registrations fell annually by 0.3% in February to 83,115 units according to the SMMT, driven down by weaker demand from individuals and companies. More noticeable, however, was the 9.2% drop in demand for diesels compared to February 2016, a steeper drop than the decline in Germany...

Scandinavia charging ahead with EV network, plans Europe's first EV battery plant

March 08, 2017

Finnish semi-state utility provider Fortum has announced it will build the first high-power (150-350kW) charging corridor between the Nordic capitals...

PSA buys Opel in €2.2 billion deal, becomes Europe’s second-biggest carmaker

March 07, 2017

PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) has announced it has agreed to buy General Motors’ (GM) Opel and Vauxhall for €2.2 billion, creating the second-largest carmaker by volume in Europe...

EU to subsidise electric vehicle battery production

March 07, 2017


Driving bans hitting new diesel car demand; Vienna, Liverpool set for bans too

March 07, 2017

As Vienna and Liverpool become the latest cities to consider banning diesel cars, the fallout following Dieselgate is finally starting to depress demand, new prices and residual values...

PSA Group strikes deal to buy Opel, Spanish minister says its plants are ‘well-placed’

March 06, 2017

PSA Group (Peugeot Citroën) has reached a deal to buy General Motors’ (GM) Opel division, sources told Reuters on Friday, 3 March. The deal is set to be officially announced today, Monday 6 March...

Insight: Understanding city mobility goals is critical for commercial success

March 06, 2017


ChargePoint to expand into Europe as petrol demand set to peak globally by 2021

March 06, 2017

ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of recharging stations, has announced it will enter the European market after an $82 million (€78 million) funding round led by Daimler, among others including BMW i Ventures...

FCA cleared as Italian diesel probe finds no defeat devices

March 06, 2017


Ford set to axe more than 1100 jobs at UK Bridgend plant

March 03, 2017


EUROBAT calls for battery strategy for Europe

March 03, 2017

EUROBAT, the Association of European Automotive and Industrial Battery Manufacturers, is calling on policymakers to develop a joined-up ‘2030 Battery Strategy for Europe’ over the next two years. EUROBAT wants to ensure coherence between EU, regional and national policy initiatives to support long-term investment planning by manufacturers and their supply chain...

Takeover talks drive Opel dealers to possible defection

March 03, 2017


FCA faces US state and federal probes as emissions crisis widens

March 03, 2017


Nissan requests £100m ‘Made in Britain’ supplier fund, could face £400-plus million profit hit

March 02, 2017


German OEMs say SCR refits for older diesels impossible

March 02, 2017


GM CEO Barra hesitant on potential Opel-PSA merger

March 02, 2017

General Motors (GM) CEO Mary Barra refused to say that a possible sale of its Opel European business to PSA Group was on the cards on Tuesday, in what is a step backwards from a previous confirmation of the possibility on its own website...

EU Parliament blames national governments for Dieselgate crisis

March 02, 2017


Brexit threat to electric Mini production in the UK

March 01, 2017


EATA presents roadmap for connected and autonomous technologies

March 01, 2017

The European Automotive Telecom Alliance (EATA) announced on Monday its roadmap for breakthroughs in connected and autonomous driving. This includes pilot technology projects , regulatory dialogue and a proposal for co-funding its new €48 million CONCORDA project...

EV suppliers in race to secure cobalt as funds stockpile key rare material

March 01, 2017


Volkswagen Group back in profit despite emissions scandal

February 28, 2017

The Volkswagen (VW) Group has returned to profit after its biggest ever loss in 2015, despite provisions for damages related to its diesel emissions scandal ballooning towards €22.6 billion...

Vauxhall plants require ‘new direction’ to survive post Opel-PSA merger

February 28, 2017


Peugeot concept shows off autonomous plans and powerful connectivity

February 28, 2017

The PSA Group has partnered with Ericsson and Orange for field trials with 5G technology alongside Qualcomm. Also, in March, PSA will start testing autonomous cars on motorways and is set to showcase its autonomous and connected car technology with the Instinct concept at the Geneva Motor Show...

Insight: Capacity and RV management issues could plague Opel-PSA merger

February 27, 2017

Questions have already been raised about the potential of an Opel-PSA merger to unlock the stated cost savings and generate true economies of scale, but with significant unused production capacity and a series of ‘middle of the road’ brands, the combined entity would need a substantial overhaul if it is to reverse recent lacklustre residual value (RV) performance...


VW pivots to eastern Germany for electric vehicles, including new I.D. brand

February 27, 2017


German dealer lobby warns of 10-20% used and new diesel price declines

February 27, 2017


Ghosn to step down as Nissan CEO to focus on the Alliance

February 24, 2017


PSA doubles profits and is ‘ready to grab opportunities’

February 24, 2017

PSA Group has announced a doubling of full-year profits, signalling the carmaker's revival from crisis three years ago, and reinforcing its efforts to buy General Motors’ (GM’s) European Opel-Vauxhall operations...

Tesla 2016 results: Net loss of $675,000 despite increased revenues

February 24, 2017

Tesla increased revenues from $4 million (€3.8 million) in 2015 to $7 million (€6.6 million) in 2016, with the lion’s share generated by the automotive division and the rest by the energy generation and storage and services divisions. However, the company still suffered a net loss of $675,000 (€638,000)...

PSA Group and autobiz sign strategic partnership

February 23, 2017

PSA (Peugeot Citroën) has announced it has acquired a minority stake in online used car trader autobiz SA to further its ambitions in the used car market...

Royal Dutch Shell and Toyota to open hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK and California

February 23, 2017

Oil giant Shell is set to open its first hydrogen refuelling station in the UK and seven in the US. This is the beginning of a long-term strategy as it prepares for heavy investments in the technology, with its prediction oil demand will peak in five years’ time...

Stuttgart to ban diesels as London launches ‘toxicity charge’

February 23, 2017


PSA-Opel merger update: Tavares alleviates fears over job losses

February 23, 2017


Volkswagen may face UK investigation over emissions scandal

February 22, 2017



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